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Title: The Design and Optimization of Plasmonic Crystals for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using the Finite Difference Time Domain Method

Abstract

We present computational studies of quasi three-dimensional nanowell (NW) and nanopost (NP) plasmonic crystals for applications in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). The NW and NP plasmonic crystals are metal coated arrays of cylindrical voids or posts, respectively, in a dielectric substrate characterized by a well/post diameter (D), relief depth (RD), periodicity (P), and metal thickness (MT). Each plasmonic crystal is modeled using the three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method with periodic boundary conditions in the x- and y-directions applied to a computational unit cell to simulate the effect of a periodic array.

Authors:
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  1. Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL (United States)
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC); Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1544041
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1996-1944
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Materials Science; finite-difference time-domain; FDTD; surface plasmons; surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy; soft nanolithography

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Bigness, Alec, and Montgomery, Jason. The Design and Optimization of Plasmonic Crystals for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using the Finite Difference Time Domain Method. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.3390/ma11050672.
Bigness, Alec, & Montgomery, Jason. The Design and Optimization of Plasmonic Crystals for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using the Finite Difference Time Domain Method. United States. doi:10.3390/ma11050672.
Bigness, Alec, and Montgomery, Jason. Thu . "The Design and Optimization of Plasmonic Crystals for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using the Finite Difference Time Domain Method". United States. doi:10.3390/ma11050672. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1544041.
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title = {The Design and Optimization of Plasmonic Crystals for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using the Finite Difference Time Domain Method},
author = {Bigness, Alec and Montgomery, Jason},
abstractNote = {We present computational studies of quasi three-dimensional nanowell (NW) and nanopost (NP) plasmonic crystals for applications in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). The NW and NP plasmonic crystals are metal coated arrays of cylindrical voids or posts, respectively, in a dielectric substrate characterized by a well/post diameter (D), relief depth (RD), periodicity (P), and metal thickness (MT). Each plasmonic crystal is modeled using the three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method with periodic boundary conditions in the x- and y-directions applied to a computational unit cell to simulate the effect of a periodic array.},
doi = {10.3390/ma11050672},
journal = {Materials},
number = 5,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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